The moment of peak solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz.

If you have been keeping up with the rest of America, you would know that a solar eclipse happened earlier today and we're all better for it.

And while Tucson was not in the zone of totality, we did get some sort of show as the moon blocked 60 percent of the sun's surface at 10:36 a.m.

The result was a cool display of dazzling of sun crescents found all over Instagram.

Here's how a people viewed this rare event around town.

Wearing solar glasses

 

So Cool. #2017eclipse #tucsonaz #saguaro

A post shared by Kelly Rashka (@thejellyinsergielly) on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:13am PDT

On the ground

 

Eclipse shadows. 🌑🌙 #eclipse2017 #igsouthwest #igerstucson #imsosleepy #downtowntucson #thisistucson #eclipse #shadows #shotoniphone #instagramaz

A post shared by Wandering Through Tucson (@wanderingthrutucson) on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:06pm PDT

Through a telescope

 

Took this in my backyard. 10:39 am. Solar eclipse

A post shared by Robert Cota (@robertc72) on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:23am PDT

With a welding mask

 

Looking at the solar eclipse through a welder's helmet. Viendo el eclipse solar por medio de una careta de soldador.

A post shared by Leticia Ramirez (@1lovablety8) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:16am PDT

A good ol' box

Through a colander

 

A post shared by rani olson (@ranioraniorani) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:36am PDT

A cardboard roll

 

A post shared by Hannah 🌵👊 (@hannahrjones) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:42am PDT

Hands 🙌

 

Eclipse hands 🌗

A post shared by Megan Black (@meganlfblack) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:42am PDT

Using our words

 

A post shared by Sean Murphy (@murph314159) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:35am PDT

Just a couple of foam boards

 

A post shared by Gallo Gordo (@mannyfacegod) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:31am PDT

With friends ❤️

 

A post shared by Lindsay (@highsmall) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:48am PDT


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